Virtual Library

Subject List

To access resources type your 14-character library barcode, without spaces, starting with "PLIV".

Academic

  • Academic OneFile  Full-text, peer-reviewed articles covering physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more.
  • Student Resources In Context  Cross-curricular reference content aligned with Common Core standards. Usefully presented multimedia material. Great support for papers, projects, and presentations.

Articles

  • CQ Researcher Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current news issues. Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
  • General OneFile  News, magazines, and journal articles on many topics: art, business, current events, economics, education, the environment, health care, hobbies, law, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, etc. Includes full-text articles, many with images.

Automobiles

  • Chilton Library  Step-by-step auto repair instructions, photos, illustrations, wiring diagrams, diagnostic trouble codes, recall information, and maintenance and specification tables. Covers domestic and import vehicles up to current model year. (Guided Tutorial)
  • Driving Permit Practice Tests Take FREE permit practice tests for cars or motorcycles and get answers about obtaining a California Driver's License.

Biography

  • Biography In Context  Come face-to-face with 700,000+ biographies of notable people, past and present, via video, audio clips and images. Learn about their challenges, motivations, successes, and failures with reliable, up-to-date content.
  • Literature Resource Center  Biographical details, full-text literary criticisms, primary sources and reviews on 130,000+ novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and writers worldwide from all time periods. (Guided Tutorial)

Books/Literature  

Business/Investment

Career

Consumer

Computers

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Education and Lifelong Learning

  • Gale Courses  (Formerly Learn4Life) offers a wide range of interactive courses for free with your library card.
  • LearningExpress Library 3.0  Helps build skills in reading, writing, math, science, job search and career advancement. Offers practice tests for college admissions, professional licensing/certification, high school equivalency, and much more.
  • JobScout  An online learning platform that will teach you basic Internet skills you need to find a job.

Encyclopedias

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  Searchable online reference books in arts, history, and science subject areas with high quality information for researchers.

General

  • CQ Researcher Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current news issues. Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
  • General OneFile  
  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context Information on today’s significant social issues, from climate change to immigration. It includes 14,000+ pro/con viewpoint essays and 5,000+ topic overviews.
  • Student Resources In Context  Cross-curricular reference content aligned with Common Core state standards. Usefully presents multimedia material. Provides great support for papers, projects, and presentations.

Genealogy

Health & Medicine

History

Languages

Magazine & Newspaper Articles

  • CQ Researcher Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current news issues. Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
  • General OneFile
  • Zinio eMagazines Full-color, interactive digital magazines. Popular newstand titles are always available to keep as long as you like.

Museum Passes

  • Discover & Go Free and discounted passes to local museums and cultural institutions. 

Pro/Con

  • CQ Researcher Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current news issues. Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context  Information on today’s significant social issues, from climate change  to immigration. It includes 14,000+ pro/con viewpoint essays and 5,000+ topic overviews.

Science

Social Science

  • CQ Researcher Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current news issues. Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context  Information on today’s significant social issues, from climate change  to immigration. It includes 14,000+ pro/con viewpoint essays and 5,000+ topic overviews.

Spanish/Español

Test Preparation

  • Learning Express Library 3.0 Helps build skills in reading, writing, math, science, job search and career advancement. Offers practice tests for college admissions, professional licensing/certification, high school equivalency, and much more.
  • College Entrance Prep Take practice tests (ACT, AP, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, TOEFL Exams) and get help with college admissions essays.
  • Grad School Entrance Prep Strengthen academic skills and prepare for placement tests and entrance exams (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT Exams).
  • High School Equivalency Center Practice tests (GED®, HiSET®, TASC™), interactive tutorials, and eBooks to help you prepare.
  • U.S. Citizenship Practice Test Practice questions from the naturalization exam.
  • Driving Permit Practice Tests Take FREE permit practice tests for cars or motorcycles and get answers about obtaining a California Driver's License.